Islay Whisky Classics No.46 – Bruichladdich 21

A 21yo Laddie matured exclusively in Oloroso Sherry Casks , heaven or hell ? A lot of people didn’t like this , i did !

Bruichladdich 21

Released at 46% abv , it is a very deep amber going on Mahogany in colour , a lot of people said the dreaded “S” word when trying this one , now i’m usually very receptive to “S” but all i get on this is really heavy sherry , it’s really fruity on the nose , quite closed at first but when it does open up , a very relaxed Christmas Cake , dried fruits , spices and dark chocolate . The palate isn’t over powering , very dry oloroso , very Christmas Cake (dried fruits etc) , just a wee hint of some green fruits and orange . The finish is surprisingly short at first ,  Then it gets longer with time , very warming , Apricot Marmalade and Marzipan , also Orange . 

Very oily in the glass , takes a wee while to open up but when it does it’s a cracker , not a sign of anything sulphury , extremely well balanced , a good , sherried Laddie .

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